Freshman Kelsey Bavencoff wins Playwrights Project competition

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)– Kelsey Bavencoff, 18, a freshman, recently learned that from 294 entries, her script “Next Train to Nowhere,” was selected by the Playwrights Project to be dramatized April 1-10 at the Lyceum Theatre downtown.  The play will be directed by Carrie Klewin.

Bavencoff had been a student at West Hills High School in Santee, taking a creative writing course when her teacher Laura Preble encouraged her to enter the contest.  The Playwrights Project had previously performed at the school an award-winning play from another season. 

In selecting Bavencoff’s entry, judges for the Playwrights Project described “Next Train To Nowhere” as a “poignant look at life and death, when two strangers meet on a train and change the course of each other’s life.”

Judges included Judith Dolan, Shirley Fishman, Stephen Metcalfe, Deborah Salzer, Arthur Wagner and Ruff Yaeger.

Tickets for the production at the Lyceum Theatre, which is at the foot of the Horton Plaza Shopping Center, are $20 general admission, $15 seniors, students and military, and $9 for school groups with 10 or more.  Further information may be obtained by phoning the Playwrights Project at (619) 239-8222.

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Preceding based on information provided by the Playwrights Project

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